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Rally Japan: SS20.

SS20 - Sapporo 4 (1.49km): Sordo fastest in SS20; Gardemeister second; Latvala third; Loeb and Hirvonen joint fourth; Wilson sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 15.5 seconds at the end of day 2.


Top ten stage times for SS20:

1. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1mins 23.2secs M
2. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 00.4secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.0secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
= Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.5secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 01.7secs MT
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 01.8secs M
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 01.9secs MT
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 02.5secs M
10. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 05.1secs P


Overall times after SS20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 21mins 31.8secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 15.5secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 53.5secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 26.0secs M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 31.6secs MT
6. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 38.5secs M
7. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 11.8secs M
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +09mins 59.6secs MT
9. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +11mins 46.4secs N4
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 29.5secs P
11. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +12mins 48.6secs P
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +12mins 50.3secs P
13. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 02.7secs M
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 59.8secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +14mins 28.0secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 08.9secs P
17. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +15mins 48.5secs M
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +17mins 54.8secs P
19. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 51.1secs N4
20. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +18mins 58.8secs MT


Overall PWRC after SS20:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hours 34mins 01.3secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 19.1secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 20.8secs P


Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8*
SS2. Hiroshi Yanagisawa Subaru Impreza WRX STi Engine. P
SS6. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Turbo. M*
SS6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Crashed. MT

SS13. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Went off the road. P
SS13. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi Turbo. P
SS16. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Transmission. P
SS16. Subhan Aksa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Damper P
SS17. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 Suspension. MT
SS18/SS19. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 Went off the road. M


* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.


all times unofficial


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